The Alpujarra of Granada - Virtually Untouched Villages Since Arab Rule
The Alpujarra is one of the most visited regions of the province of Granada. Difficult access to this mountainous area has, until recently, contributed to the region conserving such a picturesque landscape and architecture.
A good way to get to know Granada and its history is by taking a tour. There are several interesting free and private tours offered by Civitatis:
Free Tour of Granada: What better way to get to know the hisotric centre of Granada than on a free walking tour with a local expert guide?!
Private Tour of Granada: Discover the hidden treasures and secrets of Granada exclusively just for you and your partner, friends, or family.
The Alpujarras cover the area between Sierra Nevada and the sea and stretch eastwards towards the province of Almeria. To the west borders the mountains of Lujar and to the south they almost reach the ocean.
Where to eat and drink, typical dishes and cuisine of the Alpujarras, the oldest traditional restaurants and bars of the province of Granada.
A unique history of the Alpujarras, the suppression of customs and language of the Moors, rebellions and the disputes in the Alpujarras.
Virtually untouched since Arab rule, yet retaining the original Berber architecture, unique to Spain, it was only in the late nineteenth century that artists, bohemians and backpackers started to arrive to this area. The Alpujarras of Granada are very popular with many visitors, especially the British.
What to see in the Alpujarras, popular festivities, traditional folklore of this land, Moors and Christians Festival and Traditional Music festivals.
Access routes between Granada and the Alpujarras, how to get to the Alpujarra by bus or car, bus timetables, distances, opinons and recommendations.
The picturesque buildings of the Alpujarras are one of the most typical features of the Alpujarras landscape. The houses are of a cubic shape with a flat roof, typical of an area of low rainfall, and round chimneys.
The cover is made of fauna, magnesium clay that is impermeable to rain and has a roof of stone. These terrae which now often function as driers have a kind of hood, almost a cylindrical fireplace, topped by a small slab.
In many cases there are steps that bridge the gap between a house and the roof of another, so the street is covered.
Alpujarra houses usually have two floors and are usually whitewashed. In upstairs are the rooms and kitchen on the bottom, areas for livestock and farm tools.
You can also discover the Alpujarras joining Day Bus Trip to the Alpujarras that includes several charming villages: Lanjaron, Pampaneira, Bubion and Capileira.
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Page Updated: Oct 31, 2021